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Distribution and Logistics Management

Distribution and logistics management is a critical company function. Professionals in this field play a key role in fulfilling customer demands, ordering and managing inventory, controlling inbound and outbound shipments, reducing costs, saving time, and meeting company objectives. This course will not only show you how to create and operate a logistics function, but it will also show you how to achieve success through a combination of strategies and tactics.

All elements of distribution and logistics management will be covered, including physical distribution, warehouse selection, material handling, packaging, order fulfillment, customer service, inventory management, receiving, production stores, and returned goods. The course will also address key technology issues such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), bar coding, electronic data interchange (EDI), electronic commerce (e-commerce), and distribution resource planning (DRP).

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting March 13 | April 17

Distribution and Logistics Management

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Course Code: dlm

What You Will Learn
  • Learn how to create and operate a logistics function
  • Understand key technology issues such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), bar coding, electronic data interchange (EDI), electronic commerce (e-commerce), and distribution resource planning (DRP)
  • Understand the order fulfillment cycle and how it can benefit your organization
  • Obtain a few strategies to bring lost shipments in on time
  • Find out how to set and manage an inventory budget so you come in at or under budget
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Develop skills to perform a critical company function
  • Become more confident in your ability to perform well in a new role with strategies and tactics for success
  • Open the door to new opportunities at various organizations

Outline

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Week 1

In our first lesson, we'll discuss the nature of logistics, review its history, and examine how it's currently used. Then, look more closely at two of the major elements: warehousing choices and physical distribution.

Week 2

You'll learn about the different material handling options and discover several dimensions of packaging. You'll also see how the order fulfillment cycle can benefit your organization and determine how to calculate the order fill and line item fill methods. Then, learn the specific steps of the receiving function, and see that there are two types of production stores arrangements—the closed and open system. You’ll also obtain a few strategies to bring lost shipments in on time.

Week 3

Learn to effectively control inventories with two key techniques: the ABC classification and the economic order quantity (EOQ) formula. You'll also find out how to set and manage an inventory budget so you come in at or under budget. Then, learn to maintain documentation that reflects the pattern of movement and also designates ownership of products, material, and equipment.

Week 4

We'll start this lesson with an overview of how computers and technology are used. We'll also address specific forms of information technology, including electronic data interchange (EDI), electronic commerce (e-commerce), bar coding, and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Then, examine how shipping rates are set and used, and finish up by looking at public warehouses and evaluating the pros and cons of outsourcing warehousing activities.

Week 5

Focus on the managerial pieces of logistics as you learn about planning and control. You'll learn how to effectively delegate so your requests are completed on time and with the desired performance. Then, you'll learn about the benefits of forecasting, long-range planning, capacity planning, and facility selection.

Week 6

In this lesson, we’ll discuss the need for project management. We'll differentiate projects from programs and tasks, explore the temporary and unique aspects of projects, and look at how critical scope definition is to a project's success. And finally, we'll examine performance measurements—a way to keep track of progress.

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Instructors & Support

Tony Swaim

Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)® from the American Society for Quality (ASQ)®.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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